Stroke Information, help and recovery.

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April 2021

Well the month starts off with April fools day so watch out for those prankster out there although I am not sure after the year we have endured there will be too much jovial activity but on the other hand laughter is one of the best medicines available and its FREE.   A few of our group members will be happy with the fact that its FREE so embrace it and use it.

We have all done so incredibly well so far during these uncertain times and I know we are not out of the woods just yet but it is looking a lot brighter out there and things are starting to wake up.  Our peer support group has grown stronger and larger and we have even got a Zoom call with an Indian support group based in India coming up and it fully focuses on that there is a strategy and people available to get you to reach your goals, whatever they are.   JUST REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT ON YOUR OWN.

7th April 2021 sees our 2nd annual celebration of recognising that every stroke survivor deserves support as we are the ones who have lived it and survived the devastation of Stroke.  Please get involved and if you are on twitter please use the #SSD21 and say what has improved or worsened during the pandemic and particular during lockdown so feel free

my take on it is #SSD21 Were still here ?? ?? ?? ?  keep on trying……

*Breaking News 17th April 2021 12pm

FC Humber United are pleased to announce that they have recently scheduled an

annual pre season fixture with Cheadle Heath Nomads, the pre season matches will be

held with each team hosting the other at alternative home ground locations and this match will be for the “Steady Eddie Cup”. Steady Eddie is the mascot of a local charity

StrokeInformation which was setup by former footballer Nick Clarke after his own

severe stroke in September 2012.

Nick shared his thoughts on the charity and the game ahead. “The charity has gone

from strength to strength and is very appreciative for the support that FC Humber United

and Cheadle Heath Nomads have shown. Support is so, so important when you have

been impacted by Stroke and that is the mantra of the charity by offering true peer led

support and their tagline is #WeCareBecauseWeveBeenThere.”

“During the lockdown and pandemic everyone has experienced some form of isolation,

well please imagine that all the time, as that is what it’s like after your stroke, you don’t

really see anyone, no-one rarely pops round for a brew or a chat, effectively making the

stroke survivors feel unworthy, StrokeInformation is reducing that isolation. Although the

charity is based over in Stockport, they will help anyone and anywhere at any age, most

people believe that Strokes only affect those at a certain age, well that’s not true and is

quite apt for the charity at the moment as a young mother from Bradford has just

reached out to StrokeInformation after her son has had 3 strokes since September 2020

and he is just 5 years of age!!”

FC Humber United Chairman, Richard Smales comments on this latest link for the club “This is another fantastic link and partnership for us as a club, it’s only when you read

about what StrokeInformation offer as support that’s when it hits home that a stroke can

affect anyone at any age. With this link between ourselves and Cheadle Heath Nomads

it’s more than just a game of football, we can enjoy the annual pre-season fixture

however know that we are also doing our bit to push this extremely important charity at the same time.

It’s a big thank you to Marc for making an idea into a reality for all us and Cheadle to

build a strong partnership over the coming years, we are very much looking forward to

the trip across the pennines and to test ourselves against NWCFL opposition too.

Another exciting and important partnership we have added to the club as we continue to

grow and move forwards in the right direction.”

Cheadle Heath Nomads Chairman, George Gibbons added; “On behalf of everyone at

Cheadle Heath Nomads, we are delighted and honoured to participate for The Steady

Eddie Cup with our friends from FC Humber United. Nick Clarke and his colleagues

undertake a tremendous amount of valuable work in the community, not only assisting

stroke patients but also their immediate families. Hopefully with the help of both clubs

we can in some way ensure that their amazing work continues. I’m confident that these

annual fixtures will be fiercely contested on the pitch and celebrated with a drink or two


We are looking forward to hosting the inaugural match and meeting new football friends

along the way.”

FC Humber United, Director of Football Marc Brown: “When myself, Rich and Mark discussed the fixture we wanted to do something that had potential to be an annual event which would raise awareness of a great charity. Having previously been part of a few fundraising events

for Stroke Information it was an obvious decision. George Gibbons and everyone at

Nomads have shown a great deal of enthusiasm to this exciting partnership. The speed in

which all 3 parties have managed to get everything over the line shows the commitment,

desire and forward thinking everyone is which can only make everyone stronger for it.

The work Nick and his team carry out is priceless and its personally a proud moment to

be able to continue supporting them.”

UK online and telephone support.
UK online and telephone support.

Stroke Information supplies online and telephone support to anyone around the UK looking for advice and motivation from people with experience.

We encourage stroke survivors and their families to contact usand share your stories and experiences.

We also have supporters nationwide who we can call on if necessary.


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